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Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson here today and I'm sharing a layout I recently created using the nice and bright HELLO SUMMER collection. I really enjoy working with nice bright colors and this red with yellow combination screams fun and SUMMER for Me! 

My cousin is currently living in Trinidad and lucky me to have permission to use photos of her and the kids! 

I called this layout BEACH PLEASE because we all want a little sand in our toes! I used a cut file background and cut up individual pieces to create my background. This allowed me to use several papers and really not use that much of a 6x8 sheet. It is also a great way to use some left over pieces and you could also mismatch collections. 

I used some chipboard pieces, stickers and diecuts for my embellishment clusters because that's fun and easy for me to do. I always use the cluster and create different levels with some popdots. Adding some sewing around my cut file also creates a uniform look for me.

I hope you are enjoying your summer adventures and if you manage to stop at a scrapbook store pick up this awesome summer collection! 

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Happy Summer!


Hello Friends!

It is Kristine Davidson here today and I am sharing a nice and vibrant layout using the Hello Summer Collection. This collection is super cute because it has so many fun summer elements such as palm trees, strawberries, flamingos, and that red just pops with any photo. 

I created this with the 6x8" paper pad, some chipboard and stickers. I didn't have the 12x12 paper so instead I created my own background using yellow distress ink and some sewing.  The photo is too precious and might not have anything to do with summer but those cute cheeks and smiley face was hard to resist!

I really like the 4x6 sticker sheets that are available with this collection. I always have difficulty using the strips and find myself only using one or two small ones with sentiments. This time I decided to use the stickers at the bottom of my layout.  This acts as a border and provides even more color at the bottom of my page. 

I hope you find time to create today or this week and enjoy a little SUMMER fun with friends and family !

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Hello Friends! 

It's Kristine Davidson here today with a layout using GOOD VIBES!  I created a layout using a picture of my niece being cool with my sunglasses on when we had a little dinner date 2 summers ago. I honestly just loved the brick wall and had to take a few pics and well she's cute too! 

This collection is full of colorful patterns and I do love a little black on my pages so this collection made me happy! 

I used the 6x8" paper pad to create and used a few bits & pieces for embellishments. The chipboard stickers are super cute and have so many great designs. Aren't those little yellow sunglasses the cutest?! 

Adding layers to a page is simple and a great way to use those left over pieces or add tons of color on a page. I added my pop dots as usual and layered the 10x10 layout on a piece of 12x12 cardstock. 

I hope you have a chance to play with this bright and fun collection! Visit us on Social Media for more great designs and projects from the team.